Aerodynamics of Magnificent Ancient Creatures

[ad_1] Research sheds light on the flight of magnificent ancient creatures. Credit: Chihiro Kinoshita What the new Jurassic Park movie gets wrong: Aerodynamic analysis causes a rethink of the biggest pterosaur. One of the most exciting moments of Jurassic World Dominion, the new Jurassic Park sequel, is when the Quetzalcoatlus swoops down from the sky […]

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Flying Reptiles Could Change the Color of Their Feathers

[ad_1] Artist’s reconstruction of the feathered pterosaur Tupandactylus, showing the feather types along the bottom of the headcrest: dark monofilaments and lighter-colored branched feathers. Credit: © Nicholls 2022 Copyright Bob Nicholls Remarkable new evidence that pterosaurs, the flying relatives of dinosaurs, were able to control the color of their feathers using melanin pigments has been […]

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